Sam Mitchell

Fight Like a Girl

12th Sep –
6th Oct 2018

OPENING EVENT: Tuesday, 11th September, 5.30-7.30pm
ARTIST TALK: Saturday, 6th October, 11am - as part of Artweek Auckland.

New work by SAM MITCHELL to commemorate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.  On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.  As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

Mitchell presents a new series of works on both perspex and canvas depicting influential female figures - African American science fiction writer Octavia Butler; Classicist and Women's Rights Campaigner Mary Beard; English author and literary critic Lorna Sage; English novelist and poet Emily Bronte; US science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin; English novelist Mary Shelley; Polish-French physicist Marie Curie; Italian Baroque painter Artemisa Gentileschi; Belgian-French film director Agnes Varda; NZ painter Lois White; US art dealer and champion of abstraction Betty Parsons; and Catherine the Great - Empress of Russia  - a casting call of feminists.


  1. Aug. 2018. Artweek Auckland | Sam Mitchell & Martin Poppelwell